Users' questions

Are Barkant turnips edible?

Are Barkant turnips edible?

Barkant forage turnips are a palatable and energy rich feed which can help fill a feed shortage over the summer and fall months. Barkant turnips are one of the highest yielding turnips available on the market at present.

What is Barkant turnip?

Barkant® Turnip is a very vigorous diploid turnip variety with a purple tankard type root. This variety has a very good leaf and root yield with high sugar and dry matter content. Turnips produce a superior quality energy source well suited for food plots.

How do you plant forage turnips?

Turnips can be seeded either in spring or fall for grazing. Turnips should not be planted in the spring until soil temperatures is at least 50°F. Maximum production occurs during a 70 – 75 day growing period. Turnips require good soil drainage and a soil pH should be in the range of 5.5 – 6.8.

What is the best turnip to plant for deer?

Purple Top Turnip
Purple Top Turnip a brassica family plant that deer love to consume. This nutritious turnip has the characteristic of growing with the globe exposed so deer have easy access to the entire plant in food plots. The plant and roots are nutritious and protein filled, readily consumed by deer.

Do cattle eat turnips?

Thus oats and turnips make a great feed source for growing or lactating cattle such as fall calving cows. Turnips will continue to grow slowly until the temperature drops below twenty degrees. Once the leaves are all grazed, cattle will pull bulbs and eat them, choking on bulbs has been an extremely rare problem.

Can you eat stubble turnips?

Your stubble turnip crop is an attractive source of very palatable and easily eaten fodder. Although the dry matter content of the turnips is low the quality of the dry matter is very good.

Can humans eat forage turnips?

The development of varieties with partially exposed roots rendered the roots more available to grazing animals. Livestock graze turnip tops and roots readily, and the forage is of high quality. However, truck-growing areas of the South also produce turnip roots and greens in all seasons for human consumption.